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::: decelerate - slow down
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: kinetic - producing motion; of motion
::: dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
::: ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars